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USDA Holds Public Meeting to Address Agenda Items for the 33rd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Catherine Cochran

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Food Safety is sponsoring a public meeting to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions that will be discussed at the 33rd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, July 5-9, 2010.

The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., in Room 107-A, USDA, Jamie L. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C. To participate through teleconference for the meeting, dial (866) 692-3158, and enter the passcode 5986642.

Documents and agenda items related to the 33rd Session of the CAC will be accessible at the Codex Web site at www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.

Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Through adoption of food standards, codes of practice and other guidelines developed by its committees, and by promoting their adoption and implementation by governments, Codex seeks to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade.

For further information about the 33rd Session of the CAC and about the public meeting, contact Barbara McNiff by mail at U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Room 4861-S, Washington, D.C. 20250, by phone at (202) 690-4719 or by fax at (202) 720-3157. Interested U.S. parties are also invited to request information about the 33rd Session of the CAC and about the public meeting, as well as submit comments about the 33rd Session of the CAC, electronically to the following e-mail address: Barbara.McNiff@fsis.usda.gov.

Written comments on the public meeting may be offered at the meeting or sent by e-mail to the U.S. Delegate for the 33rd Session of the CAC, Karen Stuck, U.S. Codex Manager, at USCodex@fsis.usda.gov. Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 33rd session of the CAC.
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